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Hassell to step down as chief

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. told the annual meeting of state court judges today that he will step down after two four-year terms as head of the judicial branch. The announcement came during the chief justice’s annual State ...

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Civil Procedure – Warrant In Debt – Estate Creditor – Limitations (access required)

A pro se plaintiff’s negligence action against an estate, not the personal representative, is barred by the statute of limitations, as Va. Code § 8.01-6.2(B) did not toll the limitations period, and the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms dismissal of ...

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Civil Procedure – Legal Malpractice – Estate’s Attorney (access required)

A sole testamentary beneficiary, in her individual capacity, may not maintain a legal malpractice action against the attorney for the estate for the attorney’s allegedly negligent services to the estate, says the Supreme Court of Virginia; the high court also ...

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